Feb
2
Thursday
Elder Gallery exhibit: Virtuosity, the university's permanent collection
Location: Elder Gallery

Nebraska Wesleyan's Elder Gallery will showcase recent gifts to the university's permanent collection in an exhibition entitled Virtuosity. Permanent collection artwork aims to inspire and educate the Nebraska Wesleyan community. Many additional works of art can be viewed across campus.

The collection is continually growing due the generous donations. Recent donors that helped make Virtuosity possible include: Connie Gillock, Reba Huge, Josh Johnson, Lisa Lockman, Laird Nygren, Dennis Schmidt and Amanda Smith.

The exhibition opens Tuesday, February 28, with a reception on March 31 from 5-7 p.m. in Elder Gallery, located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. 

Feb
2
Thursday
Visiting Writers Series: Poet Michael Walsh
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

Michael Walsh will do a public reading on Thursday, February 2 in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Michael Walsh is an independent scholar, creative writing instructor and writer. He serves as the editor of Queer Nature, the first ecoqueer poetry anthology. Walsh's poetry books include The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press) and Creep Love (Autumn House Press) as well as two chapbooks, Adam Walking the Garden and Sleepwalks (Red Dragonfly Press). His awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry, a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, The Miller Williams Prize in Poetry, and The Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. 

This event is sponsored by NWU's Visiting Writers Series and Wesleyan Writer's Workshop. The reading is free and open to the public.

Feb
2
Thursday
Theatre production: The Squirrels
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Miller Lab Theatre

A family of grey squirrels has nuts enough for 10 winters. But their stores of greed and prejudice have likewise risen. When fox squirrels go hungry, fur flies. Savor this R-rated satire on savers and saviors.

Performances will be held in Miller Lab Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
3
Friday
Theatre production: The Squirrels
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Miller Lab Theatre

A family of grey squirrels has nuts enough for 10 winters. But their stores of greed and prejudice have likewise risen. When fox squirrels go hungry, fur flies. Savor this R-rated satire on savers and saviors.

Performances will be held in Miller Lab Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
4
Saturday
Theatre production: The Squirrels
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Miller Lab Theatre

A family of grey squirrels has nuts enough for 10 winters. But their stores of greed and prejudice have likewise risen. When fox squirrels go hungry, fur flies. Savor this R-rated satire on savers and saviors.

Performances will be held in Miller Lab Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
5
Sunday
Theatre production: The Squirrels
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Miller Lab Theatre

A family of grey squirrels has nuts enough for 10 winters. But their stores of greed and prejudice have likewise risen. When fox squirrels go hungry, fur flies. Savor this R-rated satire on savers and saviors.

Performances will be held in Miller Lab Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
8
Wednesday
International film series: "Contra"
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The spring International Film Series — hosted by the Department of Modern Languages — continues with Contra.

Synopsis: One problematic remark too many: Professor Richard Pohl is in danger of being kicked out of his job after insulting law student Naima Hamid in front of a packed lecture hall. When the video goes viral, the college president gives him one last chance: his chances before the disciplinary committee will be much better if he succeeds in preparing freshman Hamid for a national debate competition. Pohl and Naima are equally appalled but over time this unlikely duo starts clicking – until Naima realizes that the multicultural fairy tale only serves one purpose: to save the college’s reputation.

(Germany, 2020, Comedy/Drama, 104 min., NR)

This film is free and open to the public. 

Feb
16
Thursday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
17
Friday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
18
Saturday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
19
Sunday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
23
Thursday
International film series: "Delicious "
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The spring International Film Series — hosted by the Department of Modern Languages — continues with Delicious.

Synopsis: Writer/director Éric Besnard's mouth-watering new historical comedy indelibly pairs Grégory Gadebois and Isabelle Carré as a gifted chef and his unlikely protégé, who must find the resolve to free themselves from servitude. In 1789 France, just prior to the Revolution, gastronomy is strictly the domain of the aristocrats; indeed, the prestige of a noble house is entirely dependent on the quality and reputation of its table. So, when the talented but prideful cook Manceron (Gadebois) serves an unapproved dish of his own creation at a dinner hosted by the self-entitled Duke of Chamfort (C'est La Vie's Benjamin Lavernhe), the repercussions are brutal, and he is promptly dismissed. The wounded Manceron swears off his passion and retreats with his son to a regional inn visited only infrequently by travellers, and where vegetable soup is the common meal. But when a mysterious woman (Carré) arrives and offers to pay to become his apprentice, the stage is set for a wildly enjoyable tale of reignited passion, mentorship and revenge... and of the creation of France's very first restaurant. Joining the ranks of films such as Big Night, Chocolat and Babette's Feast in its joyous depiction of the preparation and love of fine cuisine, DELICIOUS is just that.

(France, 2021, Comedy/History/Drama, 112 min, NR)

This film is free and open to the public. 

Feb
23
Thursday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
24
Friday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
25
Saturday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season

Feb
26
Sunday
Theatre production: A Long Line of McKinney Women
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

A near-death experience sends a heartbroken Alex McKinney to the hospital. And a long line of her (long-dead) ancestors answers the call to her bedside. Their goal is to resuscitate Alex’s heart—and transform her living relationships. But in the tumult of this world-premiere musical, even the dead are changed by this near-life experience.

This is the world premiere of the NWU-commissioned musical. Music, lyrics and book by Kailey Marshall.

 

Performances will be held in McDonald Theatre, located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at glrq.net/theatre/current-season